Quick Menu

Upcoming Journals

Annual Research & Review in Biology

Annual Research & Review in Biology, ISSN: 2347-565X,Vol.: 22, Issue.: 1


Potential Role of Groundnut Stover in Soil Nutrient Management for a Sustainable Rainfed Upland Rice Production in Bimodal Rain Forest Zone of Cameroon


Thomas Arsene Nsea Mballa1*, Dorothy Kenyi Malaa2, Eddy Leonard Mangaptché Ngonkeu1,2, Joseph Mouen2, Paco Meppe2, Marie Noel Melie Feyem1,2, Eric Mbiade1, Carine Petmi1, Honoré Tekeu1 and Noe Woin2

1Departement of Plant Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O.Box: 812 Yaoundé, Cameroon.

2Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Box: 2123 Yaoundé, Cameroon.


Article Information


(1) Gabriela Civeira, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Agrifood Sciences, University of Morón, Argentina.

(2) George Perry, Dean and Professor of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.


(1) R. K. Mathukia, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, India.

(2) Mudasir Hafiz Khan, India.

(3) Sale Alhaji Lukman, Usmanu Danfodio University, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/22649




Mineral fertilizer is an environmental hazard and economic discouraging factor for rice farmers in Cameroon. The objective was to assess the effect of groundnut stover as a substitute to mineral fertilizer on agronomic performance of rainfed upland rice in bimodal HFZ. The experiment was carried out during short raining season (August – December 2015). Two doses of groundnut stover: 1.5 t/ha ± mineral fertilizers and 2.4 t/ha ± mineral fertilizers were used, design in a RCBD (randomized complete block designed) with four replications involving NERICA 8 progeny. Thirteen agronomic traits were collected, analyzed and Pearson’s correlation test was performed at 1% and 5% level of probability. There was an overall increase in rice paddy grain yield in the different treatments except in treatment 1.5 t/ha of groundnut Stover (3.5 t/ha) with the highest grain yield of 5.75 t/ha (SR1+ and SR2). Treatments 1.5 t/ha of groundnut Stover + urea+ NPK; 1.5 t/ha of groundnut Stover; 2.4 t/ha of groundnut Stover + urea+ NPK had the lowest number of tillers/plant. Panicle length (PL) correlates with the following traits: NSR (r = 0.762**); 1000SW (r = 0.463*); FG (r = 0.573**); NGP (r = 0.601**) and GY (r = 0.649**), similarly NSR correlated with GY (r = 0.649**). Panicle length (PL) and secondary ramifications (NSR) are NERICA traits important for an increase in grain yield under incorporated groundnut Stover in humid forest ecology.


Keywords :

Groundnut stover; soil fertility; bimodal rain fall; upland rice; HFZ-Cameroon.


Full Article - PDF    Page 1-13    Article Metrics


DOI : 10.9734/ARRB/2018/35131

Review History    Comments

Search this site

Advanced Search

Announcement & News

Nature (Impact Factor: 41.6) confirmed high standard of SDI journal and its editors

We are happy to inform that Nature (Impact Factor: 41.6) confirmed high standard of SDI journal and ...

ISI Thomson Reuters selected British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research for Emerging Sources Citation Index

We are delighted to inform that ISI Thomson Reuters selected British Journal of Pharmaceutical Resea...

SCOPUS selected Annual Research & Review in Biology (ARRB)

We are delighted to inform that famous indexing organization SCOPUS (from Elsevier) selected  A...

Index Copernicus Evaluation Result Released

We are delighted to inform that Index Copernicus (a leading indexing organization from Pol...

Journal Repository (JR): Permanent Digital Archiving of SDI journals

SDI is happy to announce that all our journals are now permanently archived in Journal Repository (J...

SDI journal got 35th ranking in Publons

We are delighted to announce (as of 04/01/2016) that British Journal of Medicine and Medical Re...

Growth of SDI and world publication market

As of 2014, total 25,064 journals are competing in World market of journal publication. In 2011, tot...

Science (IF: 31) report confirmed the high standard of SDI journal

As per a recent report (Link) of Science journal (present Impact factor 31), one of our journal (Bri...

SDI introduced Post-publication peer review by its comment section

SDI journals encourage Post-publication peer review by its comment section   Policy details a...

SDI promotes transparent Advanced OPEN peer review

We have migrated to transparent and toughest ‘Advanced OPEN peer review’ system (...


  • No Awards listed.

Browser Compatibility : Mozila firefox, Google Crome and IE 7 & above. Creative Commons License Terms & Condition   |   Privacy Policy   |   Join Us   |   Help   |   Contact Us
© Copyright 2010-2018, SCIENCEDOMAIN international. All rights reserved.